This week on NXT we finally got to see the battle between NXT Champion Kevin Owens as he took on Samoa Joe in the main event as the focus slowly shifts to the July 4 super show in Tokyo, Japan.
The tag team champions were also in action as Blake & Murphy teamed up with Alexa Bliss to take on Enzo Amore, Big Cass and Carmella whilst the former NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte was also in action on a show dedicated to the late Dusty Rhodes.
TAG TEAM ACTION
Kicking off the show was none other than Enzo Amore with his usual introduction about them being the realest guys in the room, and cutting a short promo focusing on Star Wars.
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A surprisingly long match to kick off the show, Enzo’s team starts off stronger as they took down Blake and Murphy down on multiple occasions before Carmella came in and took down Alexa Bliss.
The end came when Carmella was tagged in and dominated quickly and came close with a near fall, but Big Cass came in once Blake was tagged into the match and hit a huge side slam, setting up the Rocket Launcher from Enzo for the victory in just over ten minutes.
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We are shown some stills from the Money in the Bank event, where Kevin Owens and John Cena put on an epic match but Owens was unable to defeat the United States Champion.
FINN BÁLOR SPECIAL
Samoa Joe next, and he talks about Kevin Owens. He says he wants to deal with Kevin Owens but he’s also on NXT because he wants to wrestle in places that are cutting edge. Owens made it clear last week that he didn’t want to fight when he ran away but tonight he’ll get what he deserves.
Next, we are shown part one of a Finn Bálor special, called who is Fergal Devitt? It’s a great piece put together which shows Devitt’s rise to the top, from where he started, opening a wrestling school in Ireland and finding a gem in Becky Lynch who was trained by Devitt and she also shares some stories about Devitt.
We are shown how he wanted a new challenge and moved from Insane Championship Wrestling to New Japan Pro Wrestling with part two airing next week.
Charlotte takes on K.C. Cassidy next and it’s Charlotte dominating the majority of the match, as expected.
Cassidy looked to get back into the match when she hit a cross body for a two count but Charlotte followed up with a spear and locking in the Figure Eight for the submission victory.
Dana Brooke is backstage and she talks about her time competing in the Arnold Classic. She says she got to NXT through hard work whilst Charlotte used her family name to get through the door and she will shove her out of the same door.
OWENS VS. JOE
Main event time, a non-title match and both men go right for it engaging in a brawl as soon as the bell sounds. Joe hits multiple back elbows as he followed it up with a corner enziguri and sets up the facewash as Owens escaped to the outside.
The fans grew louder as the match went on and it was split through the middle, neither Joe nor Owens dominated in aggression. Samoa Joe came very close to winning when he almost hit the Muscle Buster, but Owens fought out of it and went to the outside of the ring.
The continued to fight outside and Owens almost hit the apron powerbomb on him but wasn’t able to connect with it as the referee was shoved down for the double disqualification.
The evening concluded with a huge brawl at the end with security and referee’s unable to keep them apart, Owens continued to play the epic heel by knocking out two security guards before using Cena’s catchphrase ‘the champ is here’ to end the show.